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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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To Fix Your Body, First You Must Fix Your Soul

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It's funny how things are all connected, when you really sit down to look at them. Well, not funny in a comedic sense, but funny as in interesting. For years, I have had trouble controlling my impulses. Many people who knew me understood…
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The 5 Health Tests You Must Have This Year (For Real!)

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We know how it is: You work hard at a job all day, then come home and have to get dinner on the table. You make sure the kids do their homework, try to have a complete conversation with the man in your life, take care of the house, and hopefully…
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Seth Rogen Needs a Massive Correction

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Sunday night, at the Golden Globes, Seth Rogen and Kate Beckinsale walked to the stage to present an award. Beckinsale looked stunning in a form-fitting Roberto Cavalli gown; Seth Rogen looked... well, like Seth Rogen. If all eyes were on…
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Are Deep, Meaningful Friendships a Thing of the Past?

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Sometimes I wonder if true, deep, and meaningful friendships are of a bygone era. A neighbor of mine called on New Year’s Eve to wish us well. When I asked her plans for the evening, she said she and her husband were having dinner and martinis…
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How to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

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I am going to tell you how to take care of you during the holidays! Why? Because, I am nothing if not predictable. Every year, as the holiday season's busy schedule fires up, I resort to the same tactic for finding more time to get it…
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At-Home Plastic Surgery Horror Stories: Why Latinas are at Risk

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A woman walks into a supposed cosmetic surgeon's office with a flat derriere, walks out with a new one inflated with the tire mender Fix-A-Flat and her open wounds sealed up with Super Glue. Think you're reading horror fiction? Nope, it's…
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Busting the Santa Claus Myth

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Should you bust the Santa Claus myth with your kids? It was the early eighties. I was in first grade, sitting on a school bus on a class trip, reading a book. The bus pulled to a stop at a traffic light, and one of my classmates looked…
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Why Not all Latinas are Envious

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No, not all Latinas are envious, and here's why. It all began with a phone call. My wonderful TV agent, Cindy Mintz of Abrams Artists Agency, wanted to let me know that actress Sara Ramirez had inquired about a meeting with me. My jaw dropped.…
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Self-Care: Why It Matters and How I Learned My Lesson

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Quick. Think of the last time you did something to truly nurture yourself. Struggling to come up with the date? You are not alone. Most of us suffer from chronic self-neglect. In our busy lives, it always feels like something's gotta give…